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DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.

A - answer Drawing texts in AutoCAD do not use linetypes, i.e. DWG text entities do not respect their linetype setting (neither through properties nor layers). If you need to display or print any text as dashed lines (or dashdot, dotted), you can use these methods:
  1. Explode the text to lines - see the Tip 1901 and assign the requested linetype to them
  2. Use a special font for the texts - e.g. the fonts DASH.SHX, DOT.SHX or DOTFONT.SHX
  3. Use a plot style with a dashed linetype - only for SHX fonts, not for TTF. Do not assign the linetype via properties but use a color- or name-dependent plotstyle (set its Linetype property in the CTB/STB table):

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6.6.2016    1451x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 10855:Dynamic linetype scaling by mouse dragging.
Tip 10576:How to batch convert lines and arcs to polylines?
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.


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